COLIN WONFOR: Accurate & cheap capacitance meters – are there any?

Colin Wonfor

Dear Colin, Accurate & cheap capacitance meters - are there any? Have decided a capacitance meter will come in handy for taking some of the 'guess work' out of cartridge loading, in terms of being able to measure the real-world capacitance if my phono cable/head shell wires/connectors together. Only problem is one of budget :/ Have you had any luck with the cheap meters like the one below, or even one of the kits as in the second link;

http://x1u5.mj.am/link/x1u5/kxjxisn/2/YHyGmiiPmieszbzZSzITWA/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5lYmF5LmNvLnVrL2l0bS9MQ0QtRGlnaXRhLi4uMTU3MjM1OTcmcnQ9bmM

http://x1u5.mj.am/link/x1u5/kxjxisn/3/3_pWbJM9lBvpopZg5s6Bjg/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5yaGVsZWN0cm9uaWNzLm5ldC9zdG9yZS9oLi4uci1kaXktcHJvLmh0bWw

It's something I'm probably only going to use once, so I don't want to spend much. Cheers, John.

Sorry John the listing you have added are no longer there, now try this one 40nF + but also check there kits out available from Maplin cheap and not bad.

http://www.theelectronicsshop.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p757_MTTR01_True_RMS_Digital_Meter_with_USB_interface.html

Thank you for the question.

Colin